Leiopelma waitomoensis Worthy, 1987

Waitomo frog

Locality: North Island, New Zealand

Last Record: Subfossil (Holocene?)


[b]Holotype:[/b] S.023415 (see [url=https://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=376907]here[/url] for photograph)

[b]Other Specimens:[/b]

W0311.2 (Worthy, 1991:347)
W037S (Worthy, 1991:348)

[b]Original Scientific Description:[/b]

Worthy, Trevor H. (1987a). Osteology of Leiopelma (Amphibia: Leiopelmatidae) and descriptions of three new subfossil Leiopelma species. Journal of the Royal Society of NZ. 17: 201-251.

[b]Species Bibliography:[/b]

Burns, R.J.; Bell, B.D.; Haigh, A.; Bishop, P.; Easton, L.; Wren, S.; Germano, J.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Rolfe, J.R.; Makan, T. (2018). Conservation status of New Zealand amphibians, 2017. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 25. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 7 pp.

Carr, L. M., (Trish) McLenachan, P. A., Waddell, P. J., Gemmell, N. J., Penny, D. (2015). Analyses of the mitochondrial genome of Leiopelma hochstetteri argues against the full drowning of New Zealand. Journal of Biogeography. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12482 [[url=https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jbi.12482/abstract?deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=&userIsAuthenticated=false]Abstract[/url]]

Easton, Luke John. (2018). Taxonomy and genetic management of New Zealand’s Leiopelma frogs. Thesis, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. 181 pp.

Easton, Luke John et al. (2017). [url=https://www.researchgate.net/publication/325966540_Testing_species_limits_of_New_Zealand's_leiopelmatid_frogs_through_morphometric_analyses]Testing species limits of New Zealand’s leiopelmatid frogs through morphometric analyses[/url]. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlx080

Easton, Luke John et al. (2018). [url=https://www.doc.govt.nz/pagefiles/3742/drds353entire.pdf#page=10]Re-examining Leiopelmatidae inside out: skeletal and external morphology of New Zealand’s endemic frogs suggests extinctions of cryptic taxa[/url], pp. 7. In: J. M. Monks and S. Penniket (eds.). Recent developments in New Zealand herpetofauna research: Abstracts of papers presented at the 17th biennial conference of the Society for Research on Amphibians and Reptiles in New Zealand (DOC Research and Development Series 353). Wellington: New Zealand Department of Conservation. 13 pp.

Newman, D.G.; Bell, B.D.; Bishop, P.J.; Burns, R.J.; Haigh, A.; Hitchmough, R.A. (2013). [url=https://www.doc.govt.nz/publications/science-and-technical/products/series/new-zealand-threat-classification-series/]Conservation status of New Zealand frogs, 2013[/url]. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 5. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 10 pp.

Worthy, Trevor H. (1987b). [url=https://www.academia.edu/1938687/Worthy_TH_1987_Palaeoecological_information_concerning_members_of_the_frog_genus_Leiopelma_Leiopelmatidae_in_New_Zealand._Journal_of_the_Royal_Society_of_NZ]Palaeoecological information concerning members of the frog genus Leiopelma: Leiopelmatidae in New Zealand[/url]. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 17: 409-420.

Worthy, Trevor H. (1991). [url=https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/03036758.1991.10420831]Fossil skink bones from Northland, New Zealand, and description of a new species of Cyclodina, Scincidae[/url]. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 21(4): 329-348.

Worthy, Trevor H. and Holdaway, Richard N. (2000). [url=https://www.academia.edu/29428713/Terrestrial_fossil_vertebrate_faunas_from_inland_Hawkes_Bay_North_Island_New_Zealand._Part_1?campaign=upload_email]Terrestrial fossil vertebrate faunas from inland Hawke's Bay, North Island, New Zealand. Part 1[/url]. Records of the Canterbury Museum 14: 89-154.